NT SMB Support parameter questions
m.brodbelt at acu.ac.uk
Wed May 3 12:02:24 GMT 2000
I've recently had the following experience, which may be of help to
people here, so I'm mentioning my tests and conclusions.
I've recently been observing this behaviour from Samba - this is an
easily reproducible problem:-
1/ Open a share
2/ Create a new document in Word.
3/ Make some changes.
4/ Save the document using the save icon on the toolbar, this works as
5/ Make some more changes.
6/ Click the application close icon on the Word window titlebar
7/ Word prompts to save changes.
8/ Answer yes, error is generated:-
"There has been a network or file permission error. The network
connection may be lost. (\\CASTOR\TEST\TEST.DOC)"
9/ Ok this dialog, and the "Save As" dialog appears. After this point,
using the save as function, or trying to close word and clicking OK to
save changes regenerates the error. It can be worked around by saving
the document to a new name, but that appears to be the only way.
After some experimentation, changing the value of the "nt smb support"
parameter seems to have cured this. However, I get a number of files
called Ne01: or similar created on my shares, for no obvious reason, and
I had heard that this was due to a bug, which could be worked around by
setting nt smb support to no, which was why I had it set that way.
Server - Linux 2.0.x with Samba 2.0.7 (though this problem was certainly
in 2.0.6) also.
Client - NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3
Can anyone tell me why this happens? The nt smb support parameter seems
to have strange and far reaching effects, but documentation concerning
it seems to be sparse to non-existent. I'm appending part of my
smb.conf. I also have a log showing what happens at step 8 above,
debug level 3, should anyone be interested, but it's too large for the
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost (127.0.0.1)
# Date: 2000/05/03 12:29:52
# Global parameters
workgroup = MILKY-WAY
server string = Castor Samba Server
security = DOMAIN
encrypt passwords = Yes
password server = betelgeuse
username map = /etc/smb.map
debug level = 3
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 50
dns proxy = No
hosts allow = 192.168.1. 127.
printing = lprng
comment = Test Share
path = /usr/local/filestore/smb_test
valid users = @everyone
admin users = @smbadmin
writeable = Yes
create mask = 0755
force create mode = 020
directory mask = 02775
force directory mode = 02070
map system = Yes
map hidden = Yes
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